I’ve decided to be late to the alphabet Pagan blog project because it will take a good long time to complete and keep me posting weekly while I start writing my book. I brainstorm with Jow and it feels real and possible and then I go to write it and I sort of just go into defensive dead position (like a bug). So I’m going to start that on Fri when I’m home, with booze and Jow. Whenever starting a writing project, I find I need to be in familiar surroundings and need a lot of handholding which is ridiculous given how much I’ve written.
Angels are an easy post for me because . . .I don’t work with them. At all. Ever. Not even as a Catholic. I don’t know why I didn’t per se as a Catholic, but I don’t as a Pagan because they feel really strange and alien and their agendas seem even more so. I mean, I don’t claim to know the gods’ full day planner or anything, but I always think of it as a chess board where they’re like seven moves ahead of me. With angels, I’m not sure if they’re even playing chess if that makes sense.
It’s just not my bag. Most of the magic associated with them requires a v. specific kind of ritual set up and you all know how I am with that so that doesn’t exactly help matters either. There’s something about angelic work that just stands the hair on the back of my neck up in a bad way. I find a lot of people feel that way, weirdly enough. I don’t do the Lesser Banishing Rite, but I know how. If I feel the need for it for some strange reason, I usually make someone else who’s less ooged out do it for me.